Stimulus Navigator Guide – Updated March 04, 2021

The Small Business Administration recently announced a change to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding formula for sole proprietors or self-employed people with no employees. If you have not already received a PPP loan, you can now get around 2 to 3 times more funds.

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Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is committed to providing news and the latest information to help prepare families, child care providers and policymakers as we closely monitor the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To equip communities, CCAoA gathered resources to ensure the safety of all individuals. We are also interested in learning how Coronavirus has impacted your community. Your comments will help inform CCAoA and policymakers.

edWeb: COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: Considerations for Early Childhood Professionals Webinar

Presented by Andrew Roszak, J.D., M.P.A., EMT-Paramedic, Executive Director, Institute for Childhood Preparedness | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT 

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We understand that these are challenging times and there is a considerable amount of conflicting information at this time. Gryphon House is partnering with the preparedness experts at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness to offer this special edWebinar, designed to help cut through the noise and provide you with the essential information you need as an early childhood professional. Gryphon House author, Andrew Roszak, provides the latest updates and information designed to help keep you safe.

This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to preK teachers, librarians, childcare providers, and school and district leaders. 


NCTSN: Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19

This resource offers information on how to talk with children about traumatic separation or traumatic grief as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of children being separated from loved ones who require isolation and/or hospitalization due to a loved one testing positive for COVID-19 or because of potential exposure for essential workers.  This tip sheet is for caregivers or other adults supporting children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19. Especially in stressful times, in addition to the suggestions here, all children benefit from caregivers listening to and validating their different feelings.

The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University: COVID-19 Resources

What Is COVID-19? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?: This infographic from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them. It also offers some easy and concrete solutions to help caregivers ensure that both they and the children they care for don’t experience long-term effects of stress.

Stress, Resilience, and the Role of Science: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: A statement from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child Director Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff discusses two of the lessons learned thus far about child development from this pandemic.

How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak: This Harvard University Center on the Developing Child brief includes a few simple and free activities to help support a child’s healthy development.

U.S. Committee on Breastfeeding: Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

Infant and Young Child Feeding in EmergenciesThe U.S. Committee on Breastfeeding provides key facts, resources and guidance for breastfeeding during COVID-19.

Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Coping with the Coronavirus

Anxiety and Coping With the CoronavirusThe resource from Child Mind Institute provides expert advice on managing anxiety within the family unit in a healthy way.